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Industry News

Make a Grand Entrance with Fortress Iron’s™ Specialty Gates
Press Release  - Sep 27, 2010
Fortress Specialty Gates are custom built to meet individual tastes and varied entry needs. From grand entries to simple access gates, Fortress Iron™ can provide the perfect gate solution....
Plastic fence market to grow 7.2 percent annually
Plastic News  - Sep 27, 2010
Demand for plastic and composite fencing will grow at a 7.2 percent annual rate between 2009 and 2014, according to a new market study. ..
Reportlinker Adds US Fencing Market
PR Newswire (press release)  - Sep 28, 2010
Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to expand 2.9 percent per year through 2014 to 935 million linear feet. A rebound in housing completions will spur demand for fencing, reversing the declines of the 2007-2009 period and marginally exceeding the level of demand ten years earlier. ..
Otter Exclusion With X FENCE Premier Wire Netting
Farming UK  - Sep 27, 2010
XFENCE is a new stronger wire fencing that has been developed with otter exclusion in mind. Recent independent trials have shown that the XFENCE configuration ....
Advantage Gate Products Launches New Web Site
Professional Door Dealer  - Sep 23, 2010
LODI, Calif. — Advantage Gate Products, a specialty gate and accessory manufacturer, has announced the launch their new Web site at www.advantagegate....
NC Vinyl and Aluminum Fence Supplier Recognized Among the Fastest Companies In (press release)  - Sep 27, 2010
Based on stats scrutinized by Inc., supplier Sentinel is one of the fastest growing private companies in America...
New ATV trailer FenceMaster goes through rough country, carries tools, spraying system
The Prairie Star  - Sep 27, 2010
Building fence in rugged country just got a whole lot easier; so did checking and doctoring livestock, spraying hard to reach areas, and a lot of other jobs. ...

Decking Industry News

AERT reports sales growth, plans to launch new products
Plastic News - Sep 22, 2010
-- Bolstered by an expansion of its distribution network and cost efficiencies from its 6-month-old recycling plant, wood-plastics composites manufacturer Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc. is on pace to increase sales....
A decking solution that is kind to the environment
Architecture and Design  - Sep 22, 2010
MODWOOD is leading the way with its environmentally friendly, low maintenance range of wood composite decking boards, which are made from recycled plastic and non-virgin pine products...

Fence Contractors in the News

Strongsville council honors Kalinich
Star Courier  - Sep 28, 2010
According to the resolution, Kalinich and his family have been Strongsville residents for 54 years, also headquartering their business, Kalinich Fence Company, in the city since 1956. Prior to this, he served in the ...
Prize for sitting on the fence
Sunshine Coast Daily -  - Sep 24, 2010
THE recent MyBusiness competition to find the region's quirkiest business names yielded a few gems...

Local Government Issues

HAVE YOUR SAY: Monash front fence policy irks residents
Oakleigh Monash Leader - Sep 28, 2010
A MONASH Council rule has been labelled “ridiculous” for banning residents from building new front fences no higher than a standard pool gate...
Coshocton Tribune - Sep 25, 2010
COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District has partnered with the Division of Wildlife and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District to offer cost share dollars for landowners in the Muskingum Watershed, including the Walhonding and Tuscarawas Watershed and tributaries....
Skelmersdale residents in fight to save forbidden fence
Champion Newspapers  - Sep 23, 2010
Residents of a Skelmersdale street are battling against a borough council bid to bring down an unofficial fence protecting their homes from yobs. ...

Home Owner Associations

Columbia resident, community association battle over privacy fence
Explore Howard County  - Sep 22, 2010
But the Hickory Ridge resident has found herself in a battle with the Columbia Association over a fence that she said is vital to her plans....

Community Issues

Upset neighbors say Headwaters fence crosses the line
Kearney Hub  - Sep 25, 2010
GIBBON — Fences don’t always make good neighbors. That’s true for a group of residents just south of the Minden Interstate 80 interchange who are unhappy with their neighbor to the east, Headwaters Corp...
Costco offers to double height of noise-reduction barrier  - Sep 21, 2010
Costco has offered to almost double the height of a barrier intended to reduce noise from its proposed new store at Crown Isle...
Housing Authority receives grant for fencing, security cameras
Bristol Press  - Sep 23, 2010
BRISTOL — Security cameras and new fencing are coming to several of the Bristol Housing Authority's projects, thanks to a new grant from ...
OG&E yet to repair woman's fence as promised
KFOR  - Sep 23, 2010
MOORE, OK -- A Moore woman is upset after a local utility company tore down her fence and left it, in what she considers, poor condition ...


Fence Disputes

Las Olas fence feud will keep going
Broward Politics (blog)  - Sep 22, 2010
The saga of the “ugly” Las Olas Boulevard fences will continue for a while longer.Fort Lauderdale city commissioners looked at four possible redesigned guard rails ....
Feud begins over fence in Pemberton
SouthJersey Local News  - Sep 21, 2010
Festino mistakenly thought he was being sued by the township over a fence he erected after being granted a permit by the township Zoning Board...

Fencing and Railroads

Fencing around railway tracks  - Sep 28, 2010
Crisis Response Teams have been dispatched to both Shuswap Middle and Salmon Arm Secondary schools following the death of a student over the weekend. ...
Railway firm denies ignoring warnings about 'unsafe' boundary fence
This is Lincolnshire  - Sep 23, 2010
A RAIL company will face trial after it denied contravening health and safety by allegedly failing to maintain a railway boundary fence. Network Rail, which is responsible for the country's railway infrastructure, is facing the charge after a section of fencing ...

Schools and Fences

Split over outlaw fence in Springvale
Dandenong Leader  - Sep 24, 2010
But the school built the fence before the plan was approved. It also built a parking area, basketball courts and installed lighting without permits ...
Saugus officials feel friction over fence
The Daily Item of Lynn  - Sep 23, 2010
While the controversy over the left field fence has only recently been made public, Town Manager Andrew Bisignani said the issue has been playing out for...
Fences dismantled at three South Bay high schools
Los Angeles Times (blog)  - Sep 23, 2010
For the first time in years, three schools in the Centinela Valley Union High School District in the South Bay do not have iron fences surrounding their ...

The Famous and Their Fences

Biden's Big Security Upgrade
NBC Washington  - Sep 27, 2010
The Washington Examiner reports that the Navy plans to put up a 1,600-foot long, 10-foot high security fence and more security checkpoints around Biden’s home at the Naval Observatory in northwest Washington....

Fences and Animals

Dueling elk meet dual fate when entangled in fence wire near Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs Post Independent  - Sep 22, 2010
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — A pair of bull elk died after being entangled in a mess of barbed wire fencing up Four Mile near Oak Meadows early Monday. “It was as bad as I've ever seen,” said Colorado Division of Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Perry Will....

Weird News

Cops: Man sells rented car for $20,000
Canoe, CA  - Sep 23, 2010
An Australian man has been charged after he sold a rental car for just under $20,000...

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